2016 Virtual Commencement


Byron Hargrove Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology and Social Sciences
Director, Berkeley College Honors Program

As an educator and counseling psychologist with over 25 years of higher education experience, Dr. Hargrove has passionately taught and mentored numerous students from the first year to the doctoral level. Since joining Berkeley College in 2003, Dr. Hargrove has worked as an adjunct psychology professor (Woodland Park, 2003-2005), Dean of Student Development and Campus Life (White Plains, 2005-2008), and full-time New Jersey Psychology Professor in the School of Liberal Arts (2008-present). Dr. Hargrove teaches various psychology, human relations, and marriage and family courses at the Paramus, Newark, Online, and Woodland Park campuses.

In addition to teaching, in 2012, Dr. Hargrove became the Director of the relatively new Honors Program and has since collaborated with many chairs, faculty, administrators, and departments to help the Honors Program grow over the last five years in numbers, visibility, and accessibility in New York and New Jersey. Since joining Berkeley College, he has been the recipient of several honors. Dr. Hargrove was awarded the School of Liberal Arts Faculty of the Year Award (2011), twice awarded the Student-Centered Honorable Mention Award (2007, 2012), the Innovation Honorable Mention Award (2014), and was a member of the Leadership Berkeley Program (Class of 2014).

Prior to joining Berkeley College, Dr. Hargrove worked as a staff psychologist and professor at several universities in Maryland and New Jersey. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1992) and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park (1997). His training specialization was college student mental health and career development. Dr. Hargrove has worked as a consultant at various organizations including BES, Inc., Prudential, and St. John Fischer College. He has mentored many doctoral students with their doctoral dissertations and taught career assessment to mental health and guidance counseling students seeking their Master’s degrees. Dr. Hargrove is a peer reviewer for several psychology journals, and has scholarly publications and conference presentations on career development, help-seeking, and teaching and learning.